13 Winning travelling careers matriculants will love

Cape Town - For those who have just finished school and are still kind uncertain about what careers to follow, we have put some great options together for you.

These careers allow you to earn a salary and let you see new places, experience life overseas and go on the adventure of a lifetime. 

READ: 20 Best countries for expats in 2016

Whether you love to travel locally or are keen to venture away from home - the options are endless and finding a suitable career in South Africa will never leave you bored.

From teaching in the untouched Eastern Cape to digging and finding traces of mankind in the earth - Matriculants can incorporate their natural passions, instincts and skills into giving back to our precious country. 

READ: 12 clever ways to get the most out of SA on your travels in 2016

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Archaeologist - For the natural explorers, South Africa is definitely one of the best places to be an archaeologist. Every year thousands of international university students flock to SA universities to  study the traces of humans past and present through material remains.



Aupair -  If you would like a way into your favourite country, have a caring heart and a passion for teaching then aupairing is a great option. You get to look after children all over the world, live a local lifestyle and adventure through a child's eyes. 



Botanist -  Someone who loves flowers and biology could enjoy one day being a botanist - a specialist in the study of plant life. South Africa is not a bad place to explore the abundance of Aloes in the Northern Cape, Namaqua daisies or the wild flowers of Darling.




Doctor -  If you love solving problems and helping people then the field of medicine could be the right thing for you. Doctors are needed everywhere in the world - allowing you to experience the most rural villages, the fanciest modern facilities and make a great difference to the world.

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Ethnomusicologist - If you love music and have a passion for traditional music from cultures around the world - then this anthropological art is a great way to meet age-old and modern musicians, listen and transcribe their music and all of the elements that influence it. If you love the sounds of Tuvan throat singing and Bengalee folk songs then this is the career for you. 



Flight attendant  - If you love organising, looking after people and seeing the world from a different angle then you may love being a flight attendant. Flight attendants are always on the go and are mostly great multi-taskers. 

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Geologist - Someone who is triggered by world floods, tsunamis and earthquakes will love being a geologist. A geologist studies the solid and liquid matter of the Earth as well as the processes of history and nature that have shaped it.

If you love science, physics and exploring more of the world than others know about then this is a great career option for you. 
Language will never go out of fashion and bi-lingual people are highly sought after. Share your skills all over the world. 

Once you have the skill - you can venture anywhere your nose leads you. Archaeologists spend lots of time outdoors digging in the field with fun teams. 



Photographer - If you have an eye for beautiful things, capturing live events and bring reality to the world then a photographer is the pathway to your success.

Photographers are always needed and will never go out of fashion. South Africa is one of the most visually pleasing lands in the world and its rich diversity will always be sort after. Capture it!



Pilot - If you love taking charge, driving and connecting people to the world then being a pilot is a good option. Pilots lead busy lives, work extremely hard but often retire young and can enjoy a rather plush retirement.



Sailor, yacht crew, skipper - If you are a born water baby, get a thrill when you're at sea and fall in love with gorgeous beaches and islands, then being a sailor, yachtsman or skipper is just for you. Hands are always needed to cross the seas with ease and the destinations are endless. 



Sportsman / athlete - If rugby, netball, tennis and athletics is your thing then keep on practising. Sports athletes get to travel the world, compete with the best opponents and learn a variety of skills.

This dreamy job will also keep you fit enough to go on challenging hikes, skiing trips, runs and deep sea dives. 




Translator /  interpreter  - If you grew up speaking isiXhosa to your mum, Sotho to your dad, Afrikaans to your granny, Pedi to your classmates, Tswana to your cousins, and French to your high school flame, then use your precious talents to become a translator or interpreter.



Travel writer - We all love reading about travel as much as we love actually doing it. Travel writers spark the imagination, wanderlust and feel of exploring the world. In order to be the best travel writer and reporter - you need to explore the world to be able to write about it. 

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